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the deal is being offered after a judge decided that d.c. was banning hand guns outside the home was unconstitutional. you'll see extra security following a scare at maury elementary school. they thought there was a man pointing a gun at them yesterday afternoon. police searched the ground but did not find any man. as a precaution, all 18 alexandria city public schools were placed in a locked-in mode. no one was allowed in or out until classes were dismissed. a dig effort to keep your kids safe on the way to school. a lot of kids admit they talk on their phones while walking to school. the county will announce a new program about walking while distracted. it will be held at seneca valley high school. in 2012, 15-year-old christina morris ward was hit and killed crossing the street on her way to school. police say she was distracted by
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her cell phone. we'll hear more from richard jordan about the plan for this effort later this morning. now we'll turn to the forecast. we're talking about a cool start and fall settles into the area. >> let's go to tom kierein with more. >> quite a chill in the air this morning. you need a light jacket. 40 shenandoah valley, the mountains near 50. near 60 by the bay. we've got a mostly clear sky. county by county, highs today beautiful warmup from where we are now. into the upper 700s in washington, montgomery, should be into the mid 70s. northern virginia, we'll be into the mid to upper 70s in the afternoon. plenty of sunshine there. elsewhere, as we take a look at the southern part of maryland, those areas are going to be getting -- should be mid and upper 70s there. as well as away from the waters. we'll have lots of sunshine as
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well. north of the metro area along the pennsylvania border, frederick, washington, into western maryland, highs there low and mid-70s with plenty of sunshine. the shenandoah valley and into the mountains, beautiful autumn-like day. into the low to mid-70s for highs in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine and low humidity in place. a look at the hour by hour rapid warming through the day and when we'll be able to shed those jackets, that's coming next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. melissa, what's going on on the roads? >> a little bit of construction. expected for this time of day. we're looking good now. 66 at the virginia visitor center. looking good. 95 in maryland at cherry hill road. that's moving along as well. a wider look at things. we really do look good. inner loop, outer loop, no major issues. slow on the top of the belt. no construction but that's typically where there's
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roadwork. traps something is happening there. 66 and 95 in virginia also moving right along. no major issues. follow us on twitter at first 4 traffic. a developing story here at the live desk. adrian peterson has been indefinitely suspended from playing for the vikings again bowing to heavy criticism. the team reversed its decision to let him play while his child abuse legal matters carried out. a statement that came in overnight. we have a strong stance regarding the protection and welfare of children and we want to be sure we get this right. at the same time, we want to express our support for adrian. it goes on to say, "adrian emphasized his desire to avoid further distrack to his teammates". >> peterson posting this religious quote on twitter. it says "the pressure may be tough but you will make it through." peterson has to keep away
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from the team during his child abuse case. he has an arraignment next month facing up to two years in prison if found guilty. aaron? angie, thank you. day nine, searches pick up for sara and jacob huddle. there's been no sign from the siblings for more than a week. it's now a homicide investigation. police are keeping the search sites a secret. they believe it could turn into a crime scene. the children's set up his own command site. she's charged with child neglect and not telling detectives what she did with her children. today, we'll learn how the district plans to rewrite d.c.'s gun laws. mayor gray will announce emergency legislation this afternoon. the new law would respond to a federal judge ruling that d.c.'s ban on carrying guns in public is unconstitutional. it allows anybody with a permit to openly carry their gun in the district. last month council asked for
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more details. it's supposed to take effect october 22nd. what do these three things have in common? champagne, golgs and a tarp. they're all needed in the locker room for a playoff celebration. >> a ground ball to cabrera. that's a national league east clincher. for the nationals. >> love it. doesn't get much better than that. the nats beat the braves 3-0 in atlanta to clinch the n.l. east. this is the nats second division championship in three years. bryce harper took some time to enjoy the win. he tweeted this picture with a d.c. fire helmet. saying that was epic. what a night with the guys. also, thank you d.c. fire. helmet is on point. >> of course, d.c. returned the love saying thanks bryce harper for reppin our department.
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the a.l. east. >> we are partying up and down the mid-atlantic seaboard right now. this is in baltimore. the o's beat the blue jays there. 88-it. chaos in the locker room. adam jones celebrating by giving some fans a pie. >> that's not a bad way to celebrate. >> i agree with you. nats park nice and quiet is morning. tickets go on sale for the playoffs this afternoon. the nationals start selling tickets on monday. you can buy a max of four per game online or over the phone. if you're an orioles fan, you have until friday to register for a ticket lottery. winners of the drawing will be notified next wednesday. of course, you can find all that information on nbcwashington.com. calm yourself and go online and find tickets. >> it's so exciting. >> mentioned, two years for the
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nats. >> you know, with the disappointing end to the post-season for the nats a couple years ago, we're hoping this is a different way. >> we'll get tom to weigh in on world series chances. we'll go there. >> go all the way. might as well. bracing for more delays. the impact repairs on the northeast corridor is having on commuters and amtrak service. searching for signs of a missing college student. where investigators are focusing their search as the president of virginia makes a plea to the public. >> a chilly start to your day as you get ready to leave for day. changes you can expect with the hour-by-hour forecast coming up at 4:41. at 4:41. stay with
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in cases of rape and incest, just at 4:41. stay with like the right-wing republicans in congress. they want to overturn roe v. wade. so does she. "i think roe v. wade should be overturned." barbara comstock even voted with right-wing republicans to require women seeking an abortion to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. that's all i need to know. i'm john foust and i approve this messge.
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speculate on amtrak between d.c. and philadelphia, trains are single tracking while crews make repairs following a freight train that hit a support pole in aberdeen, maryland. mark service is suspended at two stations. they can take you to mark edge wood station. it was shut down yesterday causing a mess for commuters. today, getting around arlington will be a little easier. v dot and arlington county leaders will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new interchanges at tenth street and courthouse road. the $40 million project is designed to make it easier for you to get access to those roads. it also includes a new biking and walking trail in the area.
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eun? >> there is a new group trying to stop the push toward legalizing marijuana in the district. former congressman patrick kennedy is joining d.c. families in a news conference at the bible wait church on new jersey avenue. organizers say alcohol and tobacco have done harm to the district's young people already and they don't want to see another drug causing more harm. they're urging people to vote know on an initiative to legalize marijuana in d.c. had:41 is the time right now. we want to take a look outside. 57 degrees outside our studios and a bit of a chill in the air for a lot of folks right now, of course. >> meteorologist tom kierein here with your weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. tom? >> good morning. sky mostly clear over northwest washington and looking north into bethesda on the horizon. southern montgomery county. live view from the storm team 4 tower camera. it's only in the low 50s. much of the area, 40 in the
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rural areas. chilly through 8:00. a few high clouds. then a lot of sunshine. by noontime, up into the low 70s and quickly jumping into the upper 70s by late afternoon with the low humidity, plenty of sunshine. a gorgeous september day coming up. a look at the next chance of rain. that's next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:5 1. now, there is an accident melissa is talking about. >> 95 and dumb fris. the exit ramp is closed. there is police response. they're blocking things off. >> the beltway at colesville road looking good. no major issues into or out of town. you're looking good at this point. my friends looking good there as well. i am back in ten minutes. back to you at 4:51. melissa, thank you.
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the request ray rice is making to try and overturn his suspension as big nfl sponsors speak out about the recent player problems. plus, not making the grade. the setback for a number of northern virginia schools as students struggle with their
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it's 4:45. this morning, the president of the university of virginia says she wants a missing student from fairfax county back home. hannah graham graduated from west potomac high school. she's asking anyone who saw her friday night or saturday morning to call charlottesville police. detectives are already making changes in their search. surveillance video from a pub in charlottesville shows graham standing outside early saturday morning before walking east. that was the last time she was seen. police released photos of graham
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in her apartment hallway friday night. you may remember the 2009 disappearance of morgan harrington. she was found dead months later. her mother says she sees similarities in the cases. >> it's heartbreaking to know that a mother, young woman is missing and another family is going through the anguish of the missing period. >> the grandparents released a statement saying they are heartbroken about her disappearance but also say they are heartened by the outpouring of support. in d.c., a mother may make her first court appearance in the murder of her own son. this is video of frances lyles at her 3-year-old vigil this year. she was arrested in june. xavier lyles was found dead at a home on pomeroy road. he died from multiple blunt force injuries. his mother's first court hearing on murder charges is set for this afternoon. a man wanted for the
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shooting death of a 3-year-old girl in landover is waking up in jail. police arrested wallace at an apartment complex in southeast washington on jasper road. he had been on the road for more than a month. the mother of the child says she will never be happy without her baby. >> i just want him to feel how i feel and my family feels. >> investigators are looking into whether anyone helped wallace while he was on the run from police. at the live desk, a report just released reveals hospitals struggling with superstorm sandy hit in 2012, is t. shows 89% of hospitals experienced what they are calling critical challenges x like electrical failure or finding enough beds to meet needs. 172 hospitals in the areas were looked at. digging deeper, findings
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revealed many of the hospitals had the same problems that caused the same challenges in this crisis. also reporting that some patients could have been better served going to shelters but there wasn't enough of them. >> angie goff. thank you, angie. dozens of wildfires ripping through that state torching towns in its path. in one community, flames jumped from house to house, fanned by 45 mile an hour winds. adding fuel to the fire was a nearby lumber mill. nearly a quarter of the town was burned to the ground. >> people's lives were ruined. this town, i don't know if they're going to be able to recover from this. >> a different fire threatening a thousand homes and prompting evacuations outside sacramento, 1500 firefighters are fighting those flames now. a damage assessment team is
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moving in. the cleanup is expected to be in the millions of dollars. the nfl players union is appealing the indefinite suspension of ray rice. it's calling for an impartial ashtrrbitrator to look into the case. the ravens cut rice from the team extended the suspension to indefinite. the players union does not feel like rice is getting a fair punishment. we're learning a casino employee likely leaked that elevator individual yoi to tmz. security staff told nbc news whoever is responsible recorded it on a phone or tablet. >> the ray rice fallout along with a child abuse case against adrian peterson have major corporate sponsors reconsidering their deals. so far, none have pulled their advertising, but to name a few budweiser said it is disappointed and concerned by the scandals. campbell's soup is watching developments closely and
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mcdonald's issued a statement saying expect the league to take strong and necessary actions to address these issues. happening today, chris christie will be -- the new jersey governor will headline a fundraiser for gop gubernatorial hopeful larry hogan. christie is chairman of the republican governor's association. hogan is trying to gain national support to raise more money for his race. christie is the first national figure to help raise money for hogan. recent polls show that hogan and anthony brown are in a tight race heading into november. a brand new poll on the d.c. mayor's race will be released today. nbc4 a with the "washington post" and marist conducted the polls. mariel bowser -- they will all face off at american university tomorrow night. our tom sherwood will moderate that debate. that should be interesting to finally hear more about what they want to do. >> our tom kierein is going to
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tell us bhor whmore about what happen in the weather department. >> can i talk about the nationals instead? >> we might as well. awesome. >> so exciting. they have to go through the dodgers, though and through the cardinals again. >> the braves had our number forever. seems like a good way to do it. >> it's not baseball weather now. that's for sure. it's a cool morning. storm team 4 radar not showing any rain around. this dry pattern continues. the temperatures are only in the 40s this morning. feeling certainly like late autumn. not late september. it's in the mid-40s in shenandoah valley. near 50 degrees the western northern suburbs. southern eastern suburbs in the mid-50s right now. as we look at the skies, we have a mostly clear sky this morning. 60 at reagan national. still chilly by 8:00. the mid-50s by noontime. ought to hit the upper p 70s by
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the time you head back home from work or school. you'll be comfortable with short sleeves this afternoon. here's how the skies look this morning. a few clouds coming through. by noontime, few wispy high clouds. lots of sunshine and into the afternoon, lots of sunshine by the time you head back home. you'll need the sunglasses. post your pictures. i took this over the weekend in maryland. certainly an autumnal feeling there. post your pics on twitter, facebook, instagram. love reading your comments, seeing your photos. we will share. four-day forecast. storm team 4 looking forward into tomorrow. another gorgeous day. afternoon highs near 0. on friday, a little cooler. back into the low to mid-50s in the morning. afternoon highs on friday. the upper 7 os. a nice change for the weekend. dare i say beach weather on saturday and sunday. into the low to mid-80s. summer is not quite down with us yet. it will be feeling us. it's summer-like in the
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afternoon. beautiful weather coming inment might get a few showers coming through on monday as beget back to work and school. that's the next chance of rain. several days away. melissa here looking at a good commute so far, right? >> good commute. i've never seen that before. >> i will go back any weekend. >> invite her. she'll come with you. sitting out with sunscreen. >> we're looking good. montrose moving right along. 66 at studly looking good. on 95 in virginia, around stafford heading northbound, you're fine. southbound, we are a little closer. remember to follow us on twitter at first 4 traffic. guys? >> thanks, melissa. find yourself tossing and turning at night? you may want to change what you eat. the foods that will help you sleep the best.
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>> first, though, getting the warning out. the precautions georgetown university is taking after meningitis claims the life of a student. failing grade, why a growing number of virginia schools are number of virginia schools are struggling to keep t
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numbin fairfax countyhools are strugglinwe had to cut a lot of waste. we consolidated offices. started sharing printers. we can walk a few feet. replaced computers, but kept the monitors. they still work fine. we even discovered that the phone company overcharged us by three million dollars! i approve this message because congress doesn't need another right winger. they need someone who can balance a budget. oh, and we definitely didn't need so many government studies.
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. welcome back. due students in georgetown
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university are being told to wash their hands and use sanitizer after a nursing student died of meningitis. andrea jaime died at georgetown university hospital after contracting the deadly illness. there was a prayer vigil last night where they remembered her. >> i don't expect -- you don't expect for somebody to just pass away like that. kind of surreal. >> students at georgetown are required to be vaccinated against meningitis. they're urged to call a doctor or health services immediately if they experience any symptoms, especially a high fever. a new report shows your children may be struggling with state exams. the virginia department of education says 30% of public schools failed to meet standards this year. that is the highest level ever in virginia. to get full accreditation, more than 75% of students must pass
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the state's reading and writing test. 70% must pass the math, science and history exams. there was downgrade accreditation received this year. the u.s. army corps of engineers will begin testing the installation procedure for a new levee on 17th street. the levee would consist of a concrete barrier crossing 17th street in the event of high water. the $4.5 million project is three years behind schedule after the corps fired the chief contractor for the project. the gainesville library is expected to reopen following signs much water contamination. crews found signs much e. coli bacteria at the library last week. they get the water from a well. they decided to reopen the library today and bring in bottled water. plans for a minor league sports complex in loudoun county in flux.
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virginia investment partnership promised to bring business to the stadium. it could be kicked out of its lesa parentally. a lawsuit claimed that v.i.p. did part of the -- the lawsuit determining the lease and seeking $500,000 in damages. stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. bowing to pressure. new overnight, the vikings sideline star running back adrian peterson as public outrage gross. dangerous distractions. the effort in montgomery county this morning to make sure your kids walk to school. >> first, another busy morning as you step outside. the temperatures in the 40s and 50s in some spots around the area this morning. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with what you need to wear for the day ahead. tom, good morning. >> indeed. starting off very cool again
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this morning. i slept with the windows open. i had to dive deeper under the comfort or to stay warm this morning. we're off to a chilly start. as you're rummaging through the closet, pull out a light jacket. you'll shed that jacket in the afternoon. you'll be comfortable in short sleeves. this dry pattern continues. those are your weather headlines this morning. it's only in the 40s. shenandoah valley into the mountains, closer to washington, western, northern suburbs, southern eastern suburbs are generally in the low 50s near the bay, near the potomac. we're going to be in the low and mid-50s in the metro area. between 8:00 and 10:00, temperatures will jump into the mid-60s. you can shed that jacket. but you still need long sleeves. lots of sunshine by then. you'll need your sunglasses as well. a look at the hour by hour warming into the afternoon. weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:11. melissa good morning. what's

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